Diet and Fitness Writers

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Diet and fitness writers express, edit, promote, and interpret ideas and facts about nutrition and exercise in written form for books, magazines, Web sites, trade journals, newspapers, technical studies and reports, and company newsletters.

These writers may report on their own experiences, or they may write about the diet or sports activities of others. Some diet and fitness writers create articles or full books on new dieting methods or exercise forms to persuade the general public to adopt the dieting or fitness trend.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Write diet- and fitness-related articles for magazines, newspapers, broadcast on television or radio, and the Internet; write books about diet and fitness
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Nationwide, with highest employment levels in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • English
  • Health
  • Physical Education
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Creative
  • Organized
  • Coaching/Physical Training
  • Organizational
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Senior Writer
  • Diet and Fitness Writer
  • Staff Writer
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Intern